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Hill Fire evacuations and road closures

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Aerial view of a vegetation fire burning along Parkhill Road east of Santa Margarita. (Photo courtesy CAL FIRE SLO) Aerial view of a vegetation fire burning along Parkhill Road east of Santa Margarita. (Photo courtesy CAL FIRE SLO)
Smoke from the Parkhill Road fire. (Photo courtesy Larianne Huntsberger Koch/Facebook) Smoke from the Parkhill Road fire. (Photo courtesy Larianne Huntsberger Koch/Facebook)
Smoke from the fire as seen from Creston. (Photo courtesy Sarah Lutz/Facebook) Smoke from the fire as seen from Creston. (Photo courtesy Sarah Lutz/Facebook)
The Hill Fire burns east of Santa Margarita. (KSBY photo) The Hill Fire burns east of Santa Margarita. (KSBY photo)
Parkhill Road is closed to traffic because of the fire. (KSBY photo) Parkhill Road is closed to traffic because of the fire. (KSBY photo)

TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Evacuation orders will be lifted as of 7:00 p.m. Only residents will be allowed into the affected area. Road closures remain in effect.


Evacuations were ordered Monday afternoon for approximately 250 people living in the area of a wildfire that broke out along Parkhill Road east of Santa Margarita.

EVACUATION ORDERS

  • Parkhill Road north to Highway 58 between Behlman Truck Trail/Oak Canyon Road on the west and Shooting Star/Huer Huero Road on the east.
  • Includes Wilson Creek Road, Oak Creek Road, Katacreek Road, Random Canyon, Gold Pond, Stone Creek, Blue Ridge, Blue Road, and Black Mountain Resort Road.

EVACUATION SHELTER

  • Santa Margarita Elementary School, 22070 H Street, Santa Margarita

ANIMAL EVACUATIONS

  • The Horse Emergency Evacuation Team (HEET) is prepared to help evacuate large animals from the area. Those needing assistance can call (805) 550-0213.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Parkhill Road between Highway 58 and Huer Huero Road
  • Highway 58 between Parkhill Road and Huer Huero Road

HILL FIRE LATEST

  • 1,598 acres
  • 60% contained

The fire started about 6.25 miles east of the town of Santa Margarita at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

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